U.S. Foreign Policy
April 04, 2023
Scot Marciel on the State of U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations
By Sebastian Strangio
"Absent a major crisis, policy toward Southeast Asia tends to be a corollary of policies toward those major powers, most notably China."
March 31, 2023
5 Years of US Congress Hardening China Policy
By Robert Sutter
2023 marks the fifth year of resolute bipartisan congressional majorities working closely with administration leaders in addressing Beijing’s serious challenges.
November 09, 2022
America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Derek Grossman
The landmark meeting encapsulated both the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. strategy in the region.
November 02, 2022
US National Security Strategy 2022: The View From Bangladesh
By Ayesha Binte Towhid
The increasingly stark language of competition with China will alarm countries like Bangladesh, who want to remain friendly with both sides.
August 16, 2022
Ali Wyne on US Foreign Policy in the Era of Great Power Competition
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Competition with China and Russia is a means, not an end,” Wyne reminds policymakers.
August 05, 2022
Restraint May Be the Biden Administration’s Best Answer to the Taiwan Crisis
By John Brake
A preoccupation with showing resolve has long been hard-wired into U.S. foreign policy. But conspicuous restraint would reinforce the United States’ position as a responsible power – and head off an escalating crisis.
June 13, 2022
Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.
June 09, 2022
Can the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Meet the Value Proposition Challenge?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
IPEF’s evolution and prospects will partly hinge on how U.S. and regional partners define its value add in an increasingly competitive landscape.
March 31, 2022
The US Pivot to Asia Was Dead on Arrival
By Peter Birgbauer
Since its unveiling under the Obama administration, the U.S. “pivot” to Asia has constantly been derailed by emergencies elsewhere. The Ukraine war is just the latest example.
February 12, 2022
Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How has U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia changed over time? What do Southeast Asian states want from the United States?
January 12, 2022
How to Lose a Cold War With China
By Danny Sjursen
The U.S. military and its civilian leaders are overemphasizing militarized responses to what is largely an economic and diplomatic challenge.
September 28, 2021
AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific: Geopolitics, Technology, and Deterrence
By Ankit Panda
What does the new U.S.-UK-Australia trilateral cooperative partnership entail?
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